Sunday, March 18, 2018

Beauty Secrets: Foundation Face Off

I've been in a bit of a makeup rut these days... I've been using the same products for years, but lately, I've just been wanting something more. Estee Lauder's DoubleWear has been my go to for what feels like forever, but my skin has seemed dry as of late, so I was wanting something that left more of a dewy finish. Though I love the way my face looks when I wear a good amount of makeup, I want my skin to look as if the makeup is barely there, if that makes sense. There were a few strike-outs, but I came across Too Faced's Born This Way and liked it enough to try it out for a few weeks.

I've rotated through both of them, combined them, mixed them with other products that I have in my makeup bag, and more. I also used the same brush with each so I could truly tell what I liked best. After a month's use of my newest product and years of experience with the other, I can definitely say that I've noticed pros and cons from both. 
Estee Lauder's DoubleWear - $42, 1 oz

Pros:
  • Long-lasting staying power - no need for touch ups
  • Buildable coverage
  • Doesn't leave skin dry

Cons:
  • Sometimes appears matte
  • Can look heavy
Too Faced's Born This Way - $39, 1 oz

Pros: 
  • Buildable coverage
  • Dewy finish
  • Lightweight feel that makes my skin feel fresh
  • Pump dispenser 

Cons:
  • Not as long lasting
The Verdict
It was a tough one, but long-lasting coverage is a huge factor for me when choosing makeup. I absolutely love the finish that Born This Way offers, but I found that by the end of a day at the store, it just doesn't have the staying power that DoubleWear has. I tried layering on more, but I don't love wearing a ton of foundation. I have actually found myself pouring out a lesser portion of DoubleWear and adding just a touch of the Born This Way which gives off a more dewy look! And adding in a moisturizer or serum helps as well. If you love the dewy look, try this product as well!

What is your go-to foundation? I'm always open for trying new ones!

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10 comments

  1. I've wanted to try the double wear for the longest time...I actually don't mind a matte finish so I need to check it out for sure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Have you ever tried the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light version? It still has great buildable coverage, but it's not as heavy/cakey looking as the original. It's my holy grail - I even wore it on my wedding day!

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  3. Thank you for sharing! I can't wear a matte foundation. My skin has gotten drier as I've gotten older so I try to stick with more hydrating products. Anyways!! I have been wearing Laura Mercier Candlebox Longwear foundation and I love it. It lasts for 16 hours and it doesn't feel heavy. :-)

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  4. I was just thinking that I need change up my foundation. I really don't like a lot of foundation in the warmer months so this post is perfect! I love that you combo them!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. I love doublewear! It is what I use and I just cannot switch to anything else.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. I had been wondering about the Too Faced one but like you, I need something to last all day so I guess that one is out! I got a sample of the Josie Maran Vibrancy and loved the finished look it gave me but I was outside in 100 degree heat when I tried it so I don’t know about the lasting ability.

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  7. I've used both of these foundations and loved both of them. The Born This Way was probably my most recent foundation purchase. I've really been into tinted moisturizers lately for everyday and the PUR 4 in 1 liquid Veil for going out.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. What a great review! I've been using Doublewear for a few years too and I agree with your pro and con statement. I need to try Too Faced's Born this way to switch it up.

    Sincerely,


    Aiko
    http://aikocunanan.com/le-blanc/

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  9. You need to try It cosmetics “Bye bye foundation”. It is a full coverage moisturizer and it is amazing! One pump does my whole face and neck and I have to scrub it off at night. It’s wonderful and hydrating. I have tried several brushes and one of those silicone sponges for application, but time and time again I find that putting it on like I’m actually putting on moisturizer works best. I just use clean fingers! Then I set with a light finishing powder because my t-zone will be shiny by the end of the day if I don’t.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this review.

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